Issue Date: January 28, 2013
ACS Member Support: Help For The Unemployed
Many chemists are still struggling to find jobs. The American Chemical Society offers career assistance and special discounts to its unemployed members.
National dues: Waiveda
National meeting registration: Free
Regional meeting registration: Reduced fees
ACS Leadership Development System: Reduced rateb
ACS Short Courses: 50% discount
ACS Member Insurance Program: Life insurance premiums deferred
Online discussion forums on LinkedIn and the ACS Network, where members can share experiences and job search resources; ACS career consultants are available to offer advice
ACS Careers is starting an online job club for unemployed members; the group meets via Web conferencing on Tuesdays, 2–3 PM ET, to exchange job-hunting tips and support; sign up online through the ACS Careers site
A list of local and national job-hunting resources includes job boards, job clubs, employer information, and other resources
For a full listing of benefits for unemployed members, visit www.acs.org/unemployed.
Free career assistance tools for all ACS members:
Access to the ACS Network (www.acs.org/acsnetwork)
For more information (www.acs.org/careers)
a Apply for a waiver by contacting ACS with your name and member number via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 333-9511 or (614) 447-3776. Dues may be waived for up to two years for unemployed members in good standing. b Enroll in one online course for $25, get three online courses free.
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